Annual Sponsors for 2020/2021 Season

Portland Youth Dance is incredibly grateful for the generous support of our sponsors. It is the generosity of our lovely community that makes all of our programs possible.


Locally operated since 1927, The Thomas Agency has a long and successful history of offering comprehensive accounts receivable management services to a diversified clientele throughout the State of Maine. The Thomas Agency is committed to supporting the arts and plays an integral part in bringing dance alive in the local community. Portland Youth dance is proud to have The Thomas Agency sponsor our May Show for the fifth year in a row!

Pine Point Animal Hospital is proud to be serving animal-loving families of Southern Maine. We established our hospital in December of 2005 with the goal of providing medical, surgical and dental care with individual attention and compassion for you and your companions.  Our patients include dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, rats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs and chinchillas.  We have launched this web site to let people get to know us and our philosophy and to provide information about in-hospital care as well as general care for various species. 

A special thanks to the Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio for dance scholarship donations, rental of dance studios, use of offices and other facilities for our operation of business. Casco Bay Movers provides quality dance instruction and performance opportunities to students of all ages for the Greater Portland area.

Past sponsors include:

cPort Credit Union was founded in 1931 as the Federal Employees Credit Union of Maine. At the time, we were only the third credit union in the state of Maine. Shortly after our original founding, we changed our name to Government Employees Credit Union of Maine, in order to better reflect our charter and membership requirements.

Benchmark Residential & Investment Real Estate helps clients sell quickly and for the highest price possible because they work with them to price their home effectively, finish any projects that might distract buyers, and provide world-class marketing and exposure to buyers in and out of the state.

Elise’s Marie DeSigns is featured at various shops in New England, including Style Me & The Merchant Company in Portland. Elise Marie DeSigns has also participated in New England Made Giftware and Speciality Foods Shows as well as various local craft shows. Elise routinely participates with local non-profits by hosting jewelry parties & donating a portion of her proceeds to fundraising efforts. Empowering local charities and supporting her community is becoming one of Elise’s growing passions as her own reach and influence in the Casco Bay Area expands.

Fitwell fitness studio offers personal training, team training, and fitness classes. With a passion for fitness and wellness, Fitwell owner Karen Kelly has always led an active lifestyle and finds her comfort zone in any heart pumping, physically challenging activity. Karen is a TRX Suspension and RIP certified trainer, certified group fitness instructor, and a personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions is a place to come to belong, to unleash your inner power, grace, and strength, and to gain skills and confidence to step onto the dance floor.  Everyone has a place here, and everyone can succeed. As Founder/Director of Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions, Kea Tesseyman has devoted her life to offering quality, wholesome and original dance classes and performances, to not only the five town communities but nationwide.  In her fourteenth year as an instructor and sixth year as a studio director and owner, Kea’s experiences in the dance world have shaped her philosophy and structure and most importantly have been the catalyst for her passion and love of the art of movement.